|Sizing distributed systems : overview and recommendations / Sandra A. Mamrak - Mamrak, Sandra A., 1944-|
"Issued May 1980."
Keywords: Electronic data processing Distributed processing
|IMPI: Making MPI interoperable (Volume 105) - George, W.L.|
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Keywords: interoperable; conformance testing; distributed processing; parallel processing
|Effective and efficient authentication and authorization in distributed systems - Kao, I-Lung|
Keywords: Electronic data processing--Distributed processing--Computer security
|Fractice Mandelbrot deep zoom to 2^316 (bigger than the universe!) - Chris Korda|
This is an extremely deep dive into the Mandelbrot set, to 2^316 (binary). In decimal that's 1E+95, or 1 with 95 zeros after it. The coordinates are identical to a similar deep zoom movie posted to YouTube by user metafis, but my version has higher resolution (648x480), and was rendered with 2x antialiasing (four pixels computed for every output pixel). It also has an improved palette, similar to the one used by the Wikipedia Mandelbrot page...
Keywords: fractal; Mandelbrot; Fractice; deep zoom; distributed processing
|Information-theoretic properties of languages and their grammars - MacLennan, Bruce J.|
Title from cover
Keywords: DATABASE MANAGEMENT; ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING--DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING
|CaTs Lab (CHAOS and Thermal Sciences Laboratory) - Teate, Anthony A|
The CHAOS and Thermal Sciences Laboratory (CaTs) at James Madison University evolved into a noteworthy effort to increase minority representation in the sciences and mathematics. Serving ten students and faculty directly, and nearly 50 students indirectly, CaTs, through recruitment efforts, workshops, mentoring programs, tutorial services and research and computational laboratories, fulfilled its intent to initiate an academically enriched research program aimed at strengthening the academic and...
Keywords: DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; COMPUTER NETWORKS; SCHEDULING; COMPUTERS; STANDARDS; COMPUTER INFORMATION SECURITY
|The OZDRAW user's manual / Steven Firth, Michael J. Zyda. - Firth, Steven J.;Zyda, Michael J.|
Title from cover
Keywords: ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING--DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT
|Experimental investigation of passive infrared ice detection for helicopter applications - Dershowitz, Adam|
A technique is proposed to remotely detect rotor icing on helicopters. Using passive infrared (IR) thermometry, it is possible to detect the warming caused by latent heat released as supercooled water freezes. During icing, the ice accretion region on the blade leading edge will be warmer than the uniced trailing edge, resulting in a chordwise temperature profile characteristic of icing. Preliminary tests were conducted on a static model in the NASA Icing Research Tunnel for a variety of wet (gl...
Keywords: DETECTION; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; MESSAGES; MONITORS; PROTOCOL (COMPUTERS); SYNCHRONISM; ALGORITHMS; OPTIMIZATION
|Surface construction from planar contours / Patrick G. Hogan, Michael J. Zyda. - Hogan, Patrick G.;Zyda, Michael J.|
Title from cover
Keywords: ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING--DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING--RELIABILITY; COMPUTER NETWORKS--RELIABILITY; ALGORITHMS
|Resource Selection Using Execution and Queue Wait Time Predictions - Smith, Warren|
We developed techniques to predict application execution times for instance-based learning with an average error of 33% of average run time. We developed techniques to predict queue wait times that included a simulation of scheduling algorithms and execution time predictions. We implemented these techniques for the NAS Origin cluster.
Keywords: MODULES; COMPILERS; SUPERCOMPUTERS; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; MULTIPROCESSING (COMPUTERS); COMPUTER SYSTEMS PROGRAMS
|Microsoft RPC programming guide - Shirley, John|
Keywords: Electronic data processing -- Distributed processing; Client/server computing
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|Neutral data model for the design and implementation of a heterogeneous data model and schema translation system - Fang, Suey-Chyun|
Keywords: Database management; Electronic data interchange; Electronic data processing--Distributed processing
|Microstructures of BN/SiC coatings on nicalon fibers - Dickerson, R. M.|
The microstructures of Nicalon silicon carbide (SiC) fibers and layered coatings of boron nitride (BN) followed by chemical vapor infiltrated silicon carbide (CVI-SiC) were characterized using optical and electron microscopy. Two different precursors and reactions were used to produce the BN layers while the deposition of CVI silicon carbide was nearly identical. Coated tows were examined in cross-section to characterize the chemistry and structures of the constituents and the interfaces...
Keywords: ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; PARALLEL PROCESSING (COMPUTERS); REAL TIME OPERATION; SCHEDULING; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; ON-LINE SYSTEMS
|Rotorcraft as Mars Scouts - Young, L. A.|
A new approach for the robotic exploration of Mars is detailed in this paper: the use of small, ultralightweight, autonomous rotary-wing aerial platforms. Missions based on robotic rotorcraft could make excellent candidates for NASA Mars Scout program. The paper details the work to date and future planning required for the development of such 'Mars rotorcraft.'
Keywords: INTERNETS; UTILITIES; COMPUTATION; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; COMPUTERS; LOW COST; DATA STORAGE; RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
|Hollow cathode operation at high discharge currents - Friedly, Verlin Jo|
It was shown that ion thruster hollow cathode operation at high discharge current levels can induce reduced thruster lifetimes by causing cathode insert overheating and/or erosion of surfaces located downstream of the cathode. The erosion problem has been particularly baffling because the mechanism by which it occurs has not been understood. The experimental investigation described reveals the energies of the ions produced close to the cathode orifice can be several times the anode-to-cathode po...
Keywords: DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; MESSAGE PROCESSING; PROTOCOL (COMPUTERS); COMPUTER PROGRAMS; FAULT TOLERANCE; MEMORY (COMPUTERS); SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
|Osculant : a self-organizing scheduling and resource management scheme in a network computing environment - Wu, Hsin-Ho|
Keywords: Network analysis (Planning; Telecommunication--Traffic--Mathematical models; Electronic data processing--Distributed processing
|Active Suppression of Aerodynamic Instabilities in Centrifugal Compressors - Fleeter, Sanfor|
The operating range of a compressor is bounded by the surge and choke lines on a performance map. The barrier posed by the surge line is of particular interest due to its proximity to the maximum efficiency points of the compressor. Namely, the surge line separates the regions of stable and unstable compressor operation. As a result, adequate surge margin from the operating line must be provided, resulting in the machine not operating at maximum efficiency...
Keywords: DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; LEARNING; RESEARCH FACILITIES; INTERNETS; WORLD WIDE WEB; EDUCATION; VIDEO TAPES; CD-ROM
|Aircraft Conflict Analysis and Real-Time Conflict Probing Using Probabilistic Trajectory Modeling - Yang, Lee C.|
Methods for maintaining separation between aircraft in the current airspace system have been built from a foundation of structured routes and evolved procedures. However, as the airspace becomes more congested and the chance of failures or operational error become more problematic, automated conflict alerting systems have been proposed to help provide decision support and to serve as traffic monitoring aids...
Keywords: KALMAN FILTERS; LINEAR QUADRATIC GAUSSIAN CONTROL; CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; ALGORITHMS; OPTIMIZATION
|Satellite services system: Servicing equipment catalog - NON|
Existing and planned equipment items are identified that could be used for on-orbit satellite servicing. An overview and operational comments and interface provisions are given for each STS flight qualified item.
Keywords: COMPUTER PROGRAMS; COMPUTER SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; FAULT TOLERANCE; ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); RELIABILITY ENGINEERING
|The Chemical Basis for the Origin of the Genetic Code and the Process of Protein Synthesis - Lacey, James C., Jr|
A model for the origin of protein synthesis. The essential features of the model are that 5'-AMP and perhaps other monoribonucleotides can serve as catalysts for the selective synthesis of L-based peptides. A unique set of characteristics of 5'-AMP is responsible for the selective catalysts and these characteristics are described in detail. The model involves the formation of diesters as intermediates and selectivity for use of the L-isomer occurs principally at the step of forming the diester...
Keywords: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; FAULT TOLERANCE; SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS; CHIPS (ELECTRONICS); MANUFACTURING
|Space history, space policy, and executive leadership - Kraemer, Sylvia K|
A lecture that attempts to establish the role of space historians in formulating space policy is presented. The discussion focusses on two adages and their relevance to space policy. The adages are as follows: 'write about what you know;' and 'good managers do things right; good executives do the right things.'
Keywords: DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; ERROR DETECTION CODES; FAULT TOLERANCE; INTERPROCESSOR COMMUNICATION; PROTOCOL (COMPUTERS); ALGORITHMS; FAILURE; MESSAGE PROCESSING
|Accelerating scientific discovery through computation and visualization (Volume 105) - Clark, C.W.|
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Keywords: message passing interface; discovery science; distributed processing; immersive environments; IMPI; parallel processing; scientific visualization
|Exploration studies technical report. Volume 5: Technology assessment - NON|
The Office of Exploration (OEXP) at NASA Headquarters has been tasked with defining and recommending alternatives for an early 1990's national decision on a focused program of human exploration of the solar system. The Mission Analysis and System Engineering (MASE) group, which is managed by the Exploration Studies Office at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, is responsible for coordinating the technical studies necessary for accomplishing such a task...
Keywords: DATA STRUCTURES; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; FORTRAN; MULTIPROCESSING (COMPUTERS); ALIGNMENT; MEMORY (COMPUTERS); TEMPLATES
|A Simple Procedure for Constructing 5'-Amino-Terminated Oligodeoxynucleotides in Aqueous Solution - Bruick, Richard K.|
A rapid method for the synthesis of oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) terminated by 5'-amino-5'-deoxythymidine is described. A 3'-phosphorylated ODN (the donor) is incubated in aqueous solution with 5'-amino- 5'-deoxythymidine in the presence of N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-)N'-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC), extending the donor by one residue via a phosphoramidate bond. Template- directed ligation of the extended donor and an acceptor ODN, followed by acid hydrolysis, yields the acceptor ODN ext...
Keywords: DATA BASES; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; PARTITIONS (MATHEMATICS); COMPUTER STORAGE DEVICES; APPROXIMATION; ALGORITHMS; HEURISTIC METHODS
|Commercial Systems Validation Overview - Ryan, Rober|
The Commercial Systems Validation Laboratory (CSVL) is composed of the 1) Virtual Product Laboratory (VPL), 2) Commercial Instrument Validation Laboratory (CIVL), and 3) In-Flight Verification & Validation Network (IVVN). All three laboratories are described in this viewgraph presentation, which covers the characterization of CCD cameras, hyperspectral sensors, ground reference equipment, and the Multispectral Thermal Imager (MTI)...
Keywords: DATA ACQUISITION; DATA PROCESSING; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; COST REDUCTION; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; ROCKET TEST FACILITIES
|Independent Orbiter Assessment (IOA): Assessment of the nose wheel steering subsystem - Mediavilla, Anthony Scot|
The results of the Independent Orbiter Assessment (IOA) of the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Critical Items List (CIL) are presented. The IOA effort first completed an analysis of the Nose Wheel Steering (NWS) hardware, generating draft failure modes and potential critical items. To preserve independence, this analysis was accomplished without reliance upon the results contained within the NASA FMEA/CIL documentation...
Keywords: AIRCRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; COMPUTER TECHNIQUES; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; TEST FACILITIES; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; COMPUTERS; DATA BASES
|All About Polymorphics - Thompson Ramo Wooldridge, Inc.|
Simon Ramo's concept of "polymorphic" computing is laid out in stop-motion animation, accompanied by acoustic guitar. The film anticipates parallel, distributed processing and the architecture of ARPANET and the Internet.
Keywords: computing history; information technology; networks; networking; Internet; Simon Ramo; polymorphics; distributed processing
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|Thermal Nondestructive Evaluation Report: Inspection of the Refurbished Manipulator Arm System in the Manipulator Development Facility at Johnson Space Center 10-12 January 2001 - Cramer, K. Elliot|
On 4 December 2002, a failure of the Refurbished Manipulator Arm System (RMAS) occurred in the Manipulator Development Facility (MDF) at Johnson Space Center. When the Test Director commanded a should pitch maneuver to lift the arm from its payload bay pedestal, the yaw controls failed. This, coupled with a gravitational forces (due to the angle of the shoulder joint with respect to vertical), resulted in uncontrolled arm motion...
Keywords: COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS; ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS)
|Friction Stir Weld Inspection Through Conductivity Imaging Using Shaped Field MWM(Registered Trademark) - Arrays - Goldfine, Neil|
Friction Stir Welds (FSW) of Al 2195-T8 and Al 2219-T8, provided by Lockheed Martin Michoud Operations, were inspected for lack-of-penetration (LOP) defects using a custom designed MWM-Array, a multi-element eddy-current sensor. MWM (registered trademark) electrical conductivity mapping demonstrated high sensitivity to LOP as small as 0.75 mm (0.03 in.), as confirmed by metallographic data that characterized the extent of LOP defects...
Keywords: AEROSPACE VEHICLES; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; DESIGN ANALYSIS; DECOMPOSITION; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; SUPERSONIC JET FLOW
|Reliable Transport over SpaceWire for James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Focal Plane Electronics (FPE) Network - Rakow, Glenn|
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) faces difficult technical and budgetary challenges to overcome before it is scheduled launch in 2010. The Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM), shares these challenges. The major challenge addressed in this paper is the data network used to collect, process, compresses and store Infrared data. A total of 114 Mbps of raw information must be collected from 19 sources and delivered to the two redundant data processing units across a twenty meter deplo...
Keywords: MARKET RESEARCH; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; PROGRAMMING (SCHEDULING); COMPUTER NETWORKS; OPTIMIZATION; COMPUTATIONAL GRIDS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS
|Effect of Sintering on Mechanical and Physical Properties of Plasma-Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings - Choi, Sung R.|
The effect of sintering on mechanical and physical properties of free-standing plasma-sprayed ZrO2-8 wt Y2O3 thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) was determined by annealing them at 1316 C in air. Mechanical and physical properties of the TBCs, including strength, modes I and II fracture toughness, elastic modulus, Poisson s response, density, microhardness, fractography, and phase stability, were determined at ambient temperature as a function of annealing time ranging from 0 to 500 h...
Keywords: ALGORITHMS; MACHINE LEARNING; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NEURAL NETS; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; CONTROL THEORY; PROBLEM SOLVING; GAME THEORY; FUNCTIONS (MATHEMATICS)
|The technical development of the transport airplane.Report of the Aero-Technical Conference of the Scientific Association for Aeronautics, March 5, 1919 - NON|
The abolition of military qualifications gives free scope to new technical possibilities in the development of transport airplanes. This report notes the various considerations that must be made when designing aircraft to meet the needs of commercial passengers. Comfort and safety must be emphasized.
Keywords: DATA PROCESSING; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; REPORT GENERATORS; SYSTEMS SIMULATION; USER MANUALS (COMPUTER PROGRAMS); COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DATA SYSTEMS; STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
|Facing page test for the astronaut science advisor presentation - Compton, Michael M|
The goal of the Astronaut Science Advisor (ASA) project is to improve the scientific return of experiments performed in space by providing astronaut experimenters with an 'intelligent assistant' that encapsulates much of the domain- and experiment-related knowledge commanded by the Principal Investigator (PI) on the ground. By using expert systems technology and the availability of flight-qualified personal computers, it is possible to encode the requisite knowledge and make it available to astr...
Keywords: COMPUTER NETWORKS; WORKSTATIONS; DECISION MAKING; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; EXPERT SYSTEMS; MULTIPROCESSING (COMPUTERS); SEMANTICS; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; C (PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE); KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION
|Combining fracture mechanics and ultrasonic NDE to predict the strength remaining in thick composites subjected to low-level impact - Madaras, Eric I.|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: APPLICATIONS PROGRAMS (COMPUTERS); SYNCHRONISM; COMPUTER NETWORKS; COMPUTER PROGRAMMING; COMPUTER SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; ON-LINE SYSTEMS; WORKSTATIONS; ALGORITHMS; HIERARCHIES
|Simplifying applications software for vision guided robot implementation - Duncheon, Charli|
A simple approach to robot applications software is described. The idea is to use commercially available software and hardware wherever possible to minimize system costs, schedules and risks. The U.S. has been slow in the adaptation of robots and flexible automation compared to the fluorishing growth of robot implementation in Japan. The U.S. can benefit from this approach because of a more flexible array of vision guided robot technologies.
Keywords: ALGORITHMS; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; HEURISTIC METHODS; INTERPROCESSOR COMMUNICATION; PARALLEL PROCESSING (COMPUTERS); COMPUTATION; FORTRAN; PARALLEL COMPUTERS; RUN TIME (COMPUTERS)
|Laser transit anemometer measurements on a slender cone in the Langley unitary plan wind tunnel - Humphreys, William M., Jr.|
A laser transit anemometer (LTA) system was used to probe the boundary layer on a slender (5 degree half angle) cone model in the Langley unitary plan wind tunnel. The anemometer system utilized a pair of laser beams with a diameter of 40 micrometers spaced 1230 micrometers apart to measure the transit times of ensembles of seeding particles using a cross-correlation technique. From these measurements, boundary layer profiles around the model were constructed and compared with CFD calculations...
Keywords: DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; ITERATION; HYPERCUBE MULTIPROCESSORS; MEMORY (COMPUTERS); NEURAL NETS; PARALLEL PROCESSING (COMPUTERS); ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); BALANCING; COMPUTER NETWORKS; COMPUTER SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE
|Stiffness and strength tailoring in uniform space-filling truss structures - Lake, Mark S|
This paper presents a deterministic procedure for tailoring the continuum stiffness and strength of uniform space-filling truss structures through the appropriate selection of truss geometry and member sizes (i.e., flexural and axial stiffnesses and length). The trusses considered herein are generated by replication of a characteristic truss cell uniformly through space. The repeating cells are categorized by one of a set of possible geometric symmetry groups derived using the techniques of crys...
Keywords: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; CONFERENCES; EXPERT SYSTEMS; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; FUZZY SYSTEMS; KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION; LOGIC PROGRAMMING; NEURAL NETS
|Accelerated Testing Methodology Developed for Determining the Slow Crack Growth of Advanced Ceramics - Choi, Sung R.|
Constant stress-rate (''dynamic fatigue'') testing has been used for several decades to characterize the slow crack growth behavior of glass and structural ceramics at both ambient and elevated temperatures. The advantage of such testing over other methods lies in its simplicity: strengths are measured in a routine manner at four or more stress rates by applying a constant displacement or loading rate...
Keywords: COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING; THERMAL ANALYSIS; VARIABLE CYCLE ENGINES; STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS; PROPULSION; ENGINE PARTS
|Investigation of the reaction kinetics between SiC fibers and selectively alloyed titanium matrix composites and determination of their mechanical properties - Gundel, Douglas B.|
During high temperature exposure, an interfacial reaction occurs between SiC fiber reinforcement and titanium matrices which can be detrimental to the mechanical properties of the composite. The reaction kinetics between SCS-6 fibers and Ti-1100 were determined at 800 to 1000 C and found to be slower than those of other currently used titanium alloys (Ti-15-3, Ti-6-4). The experimentally determined reaction kinetics for Ti-1100 were extrapolated to 700 C and found to accurately predict reaction ...
Keywords: COMPUTER STORAGE DEVICES; PATTERN RECOGNITION; TANGENTS; COMPUTER VISION; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; IMAGE PROCESSING; SHAPES; VISUAL DISCRIMINATION; ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); CODING; EDGES
|MSFC Coating Facilities - Shapiro, Alan P|
The Marshall Space Flight Center's Coating Facilities are presented in viewgraph form.
Keywords: ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); MESSAGE PROCESSING; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN; COMPUTER NETWORKS; PROTOCOL (COMPUTERS); COMPUTER PROGRAMMING; PARALLEL PROCESSING (COMPUTERS); DATA PROCESSING
|Crash Testing of Helicopter Airframe Fittings - Clarke, Charles W.|
As part of the Rotary Wing Structures Technology Demonstration (RWSTD) program, a surrogate RAH-66 seat attachment fitting was dynamically tested to assess its response to transient, crash impact loads. The dynamic response of this composite material fitting was compared to the performance of an identical fitting subjected to quasi-static loads of similar magnitude. Static and dynamic tests were conducted of both smaller bench level and larger full-scale test articles...
Keywords: COMPLEX SYSTEMS; NETWORKS; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; CONTROL THEORY; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; MACHINE LEARNING; GAME THEORY; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
|Overview of the NASA astrophysics data system - Pomphrey, Rick B|
Overview of the NASA Astrophysics Data Systems (ADS) is presented in the form of view graphs. The following subject areas are covered: The problem; the ADS project; architectural approach; elements of the solution; status of the effort; and the future plans.
Keywords: COMPUTATION; RELIABILITY ANALYSIS; SEMANTICS; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; FAULT TOLERANCE; MESSAGE PROCESSING; OPERATING SYSTEMS (COMPUTERS); ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); COMPUTERS; PROTOCOL (COMPUTERS)
|Adhesion, friction and micromechanical properties of ceramics - Miyoshi, Kazuhis|
The adhesion, friction, and micromechanical properties of ceramics, both in monolithic and coating form, are reviewed. Ceramics are examined in contact with themselves, other harder materials, and metals. For the simplicity of discussion, the tribological properties of concern in the processes are separated into two parts. The first part discusses the pull-off force (adhesion) and the shear force required to break the interfacial junctions between contacting surfaces...
Keywords: ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); PROBLEM SOLVING; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; EXPERT SYSTEMS; PARALLEL PROCESSING (COMPUTERS); SPACECRAFT CONTROL; VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION; INFERENCE; KNOWLEDGE; MONITORS
|Results of a Flight Simulation Software Methods Survey - Jackson, E. Bruc|
A ten-page questionnaire was mailed to members of the AIAA Flight Simulation Technical Committee in the spring of 1994. The survey inquired about various aspects of developing and maintaining flight simulation software, as well as a few questions dealing with characterization of each facility. As of this report, 19 completed surveys (out of 74 sent out) have been received. This paper summarizes those responses.
Keywords: CRAY COMPUTERS; HISTORIES; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; APPLICATIONS PROGRAMS (COMPUTERS); SOFTWARE ENGINEERING; COMPILERS; TASKS; PARALLEL PROCESSING (COMPUTERS); COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS; UPGRADING
|The Hamiltonian structure of Dirac's equation in tensor form and its Fermi quantization - Reifler, Frank|
Currently, there is some interest in studying the tensor forms of the Dirac equation to elucidate the possibility of the constrained tensor fields admitting Fermi quantization. We demonstrate that the bispinor and tensor Hamiltonian systems have equivalent Fermi quantizations. Although the tensor Hamiltonian system is noncanonical, representing the tensor Poisson brackets as commutators for the Heisenberg operators directly leads to Fermi quantization without the use of bispinors.
Keywords: ALGORITHMS; COMPUTER INFORMATION SECURITY; COMPUTER VIRUSES; CRYPTOGRAPHY; FAULT TOLERANCE; COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN; COMPUTER SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; FAILURE ANALYSIS
|Microgravity Studies of Organic and Polymeric Materials - NON|
This document contains extended abstracts and presentation transcripts from a workshop on microgravity studies of organic and polymeric materials held in Huntsville, Alabama, April 27, 1993.
Keywords: DATA MANAGEMENT; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; MISSION PLANNING; PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES; SCHEDULING; SPACE MISSIONS; COMPUTER TECHNIQUES; DATA STRUCTURES; INFORMATION SYSTEMS
|Internet Technology for Future Space Missions - Rash, James|
Ongoing work at National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA/GSFC), seeks to apply standard Internet applications and protocols to meet the technology challenge of future satellite missions. Internet protocols and technologies are under study as a future means to provide seamless dynamic communication among heterogeneous instruments, spacecraft, ground stations, constellations of spacecraft, and science investigators...
Keywords: PROGRAMMING (SCHEDULING); COMPUTER PROGRAMMING; ALGORITHMS; COMPUTATIONAL GRIDS; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; OPTIMIZATION; COMPUTER NETWORKS; DATA STORAGE; ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); HEURISTIC METHODS; INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
|An Analysis of NASA Technology Transfer - Bush, Lance B|
A review of previous technology transfer metrics, recommendations, and measurements is presented within the paper. A quantitative and qualitative analysis of NASA's technology transfer efforts is performed. As a relative indicator, NASA's intellectual property performance is benchmarked against a database of over 100 universities. Successful technology transfer (commercial sales, production savings, etc.) cases were tracked backwards through their history to identify the key critical elements th...
Keywords: MEMORY (COMPUTERS); SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS; PARALLEL PROCESSING (COMPUTERS); INTERPROCESSOR COMMUNICATION; ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); REDUNDANCY; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; FAULT TOLERANCE; WORKSTATIONS; ALGORITHMS
|Amplitude spectrum modulation technique for analog data processing in fiber optic sensing system with temporal separation of channels - Adamovsky, Grigor|
A novel technique to analyze data in fiber optic sensing systems with temporal separation of channels is proposed. A theoretical explanation of the process is presented and an experimental setup that was used to obtain the data is described.
Keywords: ADA (PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE); SPACE FLIGHT; ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; SPACE STATIONS; FAULT TOLERANCE; FLIGHT CONTROL; HARDWARE; REDUNDANCY
|A regional 17-18 MA thermal event in Southwestern Arizona - Brooks, W. E|
A regional thermal event in southwestern Arizona 17 to 18 Ma ago is suggested by discordances between fission track (FT) and K-Ar dates in Tertiary volcanic and sedimentary rocks, by the abundance of primary hydrothermal orthoclase in quenched volcanic rocks, and by the concentration of Mn, Ba, Cu, Ag, and Au deposits near detachment faults. A high condont alteration index (CAI) of 3 to 7 is found in Paleozoic rocks of southwestern Arizona...
Keywords: ADA (PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE); SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS; SOFTWARE ENGINEERING; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; EVALUATION; EXPERT SYSTEMS; PROGRAM VERIFICATION (COMPUTERS); QUALITY CONTROL